|Below are some of the details in how to network a WindowsXP Workstation. These instructions assume you already have a network card installed and correctly configured with the appropriate drivers.|
|1.||Right click on the My Computer icon on the desktop|
|3.||Click on the Computer Name tab|
|4.||Click on the Change button.|
|5.||To change the computer, work or domain name, enter the appropriate information.
Note: If you are on a Workgroup, make sure all computers have the same Workgroup name.
|6.||Reboot when requested|
|By default, WindowsXP installs the TCP/IP Protocol Stack.
This needs to be configured
|1.||Since XP can be configured several different ways, there can be a few ways to get to the Network ConnectionsClick on Start / Right click on My Network Places Connections / Properties
Click on Start / Settings / Network Connections / Open
|2.||Right click on the Local Area connection you want to configure|
|4.||Make sure Client for Microsoft Networks, File and Printer Sharing and Internet Protocol are all checked.|
|5.||Double click on Internet Protocol (TCP/IP)|
|6.||Enter in whether it is obtaining an IP address automatically or a static IP if you need one.|
|7.||Also enter any Gateway or DNS information if required.|
|8.||The following graphic would be if you were entering the IP information manually|
|9.||Click on the OK button|
|1.||Start the Windows Explorer|
|2.||Right-click on a drive or folder you want to share|
|4.||In the Network sharing and security section,
click on If you understand ….
|5.||Select Just enable file sharing and click on the OK button|
|6.||Enter in the name of the share.|
|7.||Click on the OK button|
|8.||From the Remote Computer you should now be able to connect to \\SERVER_NAME\SHARE_NAMEWhere SERVER_NAME is whatever you named your computer and SHARE_NAME is the name of the share.|
|9.||When connecting to an XP Pro computer, the default setting requires that it have the same name and non-blank password as the user on the remote computer. See my XP tips section for how to change this.|
|10.||The default setting of XP Pro is to require a user password for network access. To disable this feature see the XP Tips Page.|
|11.||You may also need to turn off the Firewall|
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